India’s sensational bowler Jasprit Bumrah Has been receiving criticism from all around because of his performances in the ongoing tour to New Zealand. The ongoing tour to New Zealand has become nothing more than a nightmare for Jasprit.
After going wicketless in the ODI series, Jasprit Bumrah has continued with his poor form in the ongoing first test match against New Zealand. He failed to pick wickets on the first innings of New Zealand, which invited a lot of criticism and trolling on the cricketer.
Jasprit’s glorious career was briefly halted by a back injury last year and ever since he has returned, he has failed to leave a mark with his performance as he has been giving back-to-back poor performances and is conceding many runs to the oppositions.
While he has been receiving criticism from all corners, senior Indian bowler Ishant Sharma has come to the defense of pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Ishant Sharma, who has been giving brilliant performances has slammed the criticizers of Jasprit Bumrah. He said:
“It’s funny that perceptions changed after one innings”
“For two years, we have always taken 20 wickets, myself, Boom (Bumrah’s nickname in Indian dressing room) and Shami along with Ash or Jaddu (at home). How can people question on the basis of one innings (Test)?”
Ishant Sharma also said that no one should raise any questions on Jasprit Bumrah considering all that he has done for the team. He said:
“I don’t think anyone doubts Boom’s ability. Since his debut, what he has achieved for India, I don’t think anyone should raise any questions”
New Zealand’s bowler Tim Southee expressed his happiness with the way Kiwi batsmen have dealt with Bumrah but he also backed the India pacer to get rid of his poor form and get back to his best soon. He said:
“Hopefully, we can keep him quiet for the rest of the tour, but good players never stay down for long. I am sure he is working extremely hard behind the scenes to take wickets.
Southee also talked about how one can perform well and still not get the rewards. He said:
“Sometimes you can bowl really well and actually not get the rewards you are after. There might have been a few games during the one-day series and the games so far he’s played where he has actually felt really good, but hasn’t taken a wicket.
“So as I say, he’s a world-class bowler, and hopefully, we can keep him quiet for the rest of the tour,”